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Protecting workers in Kuwait

Kuwait is a country with a diverse society. Of its 4.2 million people, 70 percent or 2.9 million are expatriates. Of these, 260,000 are Filipinos employed either as household help or skilled workers such as nurses, doctors, teachers, mechanics, chefs, and hotel and restaurant managers, to name a few. Obviously, for whatever nationality, it is a place of great opportunity – greener pastures that their country cannot provide.

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Kuwait ready to cooperate

Certainly, it is good to note that Kuwait is ready to cooperate with the Philippines in exploring all means to address labor issues, including that of the 800 Filipinos who are currently in shelter centers.

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Boracay’s  woes begin

The woes of thousands of workers rendered jobless for six months while Boracay is on lockdown begin today.

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On Boracay casino: Let’s stop it

A lot of people still suspect that the closure of Boracay beginning April 26 was to give way to the construction of a 23-hectare, $500-million resort- casino on the island by the Macau-based Galaxy Entertainment Group.

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No loss of life

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No loss of life

After being plagued for months by thousands of deaths of suspects who supposedly resisted arrest since the onset of President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs, it is truly pleasing to learn of an anti-drug operation that resulted in the successful apprehension of the wrongdoers without any loss of life.

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Contradictions

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Contradictions

The question still remains as to why Malacañang gave its nod to the Macau-based Galaxy Entertainment Group to put up a casino worth $500 million on Boracay when along with the moves to rehabilitate the island was to impose a suspension on new construction projects in the area.

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